Wings Search 2012 Part 1

Here you can find my older 1/500 news (January - April 2012) 
 from Herpa, Hogan, Inflight500, Sky500, etc.
If you need older news - take a look at the archives

Sunday, 29.04.12:
BlueBox500 - not new, but not mentioned here before:
Braniff International ATL-98 - green color

Braniff International ATL-98 - chromed
(also released in blue, red, orange and gold)


515863 Aeroflot Tu-154M - missing Aeroflot titles on right side of fuselage

Hogan - coming soon:

BJE3011 JAL 787-8 - registration JA822J
Seagull - mentioned here before, just some more pictures:

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (preproduction model)


Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (preproduction model)
Monday, 23.04.12:
Seagull - new manufacturer of high precision metal military models:
"This is a brand new manufacturer from Croatia. Brand name is Seagull and manufacturer name is Lamar - abbreviation of Larus marinus which is a Latin name for Seagull. Production of the models is also in Croatia and their development took a year and a half (as of December 2010). Future range will be focused mostly on military combat aircraft in 1/500 and 1/400 scale since there are very little military models in this scales. For example in 1/500 scale military models are Hercules, Transall, C-17, AWACS, Lockheed Orion; and there are almost no combat aircraft (except XB-70 which is only a basic model with no landing gear and Boeing Airborne Laser which is only a 747 variation). Also some other models (non military) might get in production but only if there is no another manufacturer in this scale. By the end of the year hopefully there will be some more releases in 1/400 and 1/500 scale." (Marin Erceg)
(information posted at by tomek-czarnyszewicz)

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk


Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit - boxes


pictures show preproduction models, regular models will be available as of June/July
(pictures Marin Erceg

Friday, 13.04.12:
Herpa - WingsWorld news:
523066 Etihad A330-300E "Visit Abu Dhabi" - second WingsClub release 2012 - registration A6-AFA
Finnair A340-300E "Angry Birds" - special release for next Herpa Summer Party (7th of July 2012) -  registration OH-LQD - limited 500 
Hogan - not new, but not mentioned here before:

NH50071 ANA 747-400D Pokemon Ohana 2005 - with runway stand

Monday, 09.04.12:
Herpa eXtra releases - coming soon:

520850 Airportzubehör X1

520867 Airportzubehör X2

Hogan - re-release:

Cathay Pacific 777-300ER - registration B-KPC
Sunday, 08.04.12:
Herpa - new releases 07/08:

523028 Air Berlin Turkey 737-800

523042 Gulf Air A320-200

523059 Air France 707-300

523080 Aeroflot Tu-144D Technik Museum Sinsheim - new mould

523097 Asiana Airlines A321-200

523110 QantasLink Shorts 360

523158 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines A330-300

523134 Swiss International A330-300X

523127 Sabena 747-100

523165 British Airways Cargo 747-8F

523004 Adria Airways CRJ900

523141 CAT Civil Air Transport CV-880 "Mandarin Jet" - new mould

523103 Atlant-Soyuz Airlines IL96-400T

523035 Breitling / Super Constellation Flyers L-1049H

523073 Aeroflot Tu-114

523011 Aero Spacelines 377SGT Super Guppy

523189 Air New Zealand 777-300ER "All Blacks"
Herpa - re-releases:

515634-001 Air France A380-800 - new registration F-HPJB

517522-001 Aeroflot A330-300 - new registration VQ-BEK
Sky500 - coming soon:

Air China A330-200 Forbidden Red - registration B-6075 - limited 150

Air China A330-200 Capital Blue - registration B-6076 - limited 150

Air China A330-200 Torch Relay - registration B-6075 - limited 300
Sunday, 11.03.12:
Herpa - re-releases:

506915-001 Delta 747-400 - new registration N676NW

518581-001 United 747-400 - new registration N128UA

518093 Emirates 747-8F - release cancelled!

Sky500 - new releases:

Finnair A340-300 "Angry Bird" 

Jetstar A330-200 ""

Sunday, 26.02.12:
Herpa - re-release:
503570-002 Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F - new registration D-ALCO
Herpa - sample:

Bombardier CRJ200 Comair Delta Connection - N451CA - sample July 2003

517980 American Airlines 767-300
first release with wrong covering coat on left hand, chromed parts became matt and grey very fast
not official released, but nevertheless it was available at some HKG retailers  

first release with wrong covering coat

regular release

first release with wrong covering coat

regular release
Sunday, 12.02.12:
F-Toys - new release:

ANA Wing Collection Part 4

Herpa Toy Fair News:

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - new mould 2012
Fire engines - new accessories 2012

Herpa - some impressions from Nuremberg (Toy Fair):




Herpa - some impressions from Dietenhofen (VIP event):

"The Dinosaurs" - three Wings collectors of the first hour - relaxing at the eXtra shop in Dietenhofen:

There was a small Qantas exhibition at the Herpa Museum ....

.... including a picture of my favourite singer Olivia Newton-John^^ Surprise, surprise;-)

(some of the pictures

Herpa WingsWorld 1/2012 news:

First WingsClub release 2012 - 519151 Western Pacific 737-300 "Colorado Springs" - N951WP

Next eXtra shop release - 519144 Air Cargo Germany 747-400BDSF - D-ACGA
(pictures /

Herpa - releases 05/06:

519168 Aeroflot TU-144 

519304 Boeing Prototype Color 737-100 

519175 Aerolineas Argentinas A340-300

519199 Cargolux 747-8F 

519205 Cebu Pacific A320-200 

519212 Delta L-1011-1 N782DL

519274 S7 767-300ER 

519243 MASKargo A330-200F 

519281 TUIfly Nordic 767-300ER with winglets

519250 Pan Am 747-100 Billboard color N744PA

519198 UPS 747-400F N577UP 

519311 Condor A320-200 Retro 

519229 GOL 737-800 with winglets 10th Anniversary livery

519182 Air Malta A319-100

519267 Playboy Bunny DC-9-30 

519236 Luftwaffe C-160 50+85 50th Anniversary livery

520997 Airport Complete Set XL
Megawings - new release:

541804 Emirates A380-800 

Sky500 - not new, but not mentioned here before:

Sabena 767-300 OO-SBY - golden fuselage

Sabena 767-300 OO-STF - golden fuselage
(pictures Johan Chan)
Sunday, 22.01.12:
Herpa - new release:

519120 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner First Flight Livery -  N787FT - exclusively for Lufthansa Technik 

Herpa - re-release:

510172 Lufthansa Regional Dash 8 Q400 - new registration D-ADHT- new box
Thursday, 12.01.12:
Unknown manufacturer:

Estonian Air CRJ900
(picture posted at by pet_rusha777)

Friday, 06.01.12:
Netmodels - golden releases 2005 (already mentioned here before, just new pictures): 

Emirates Cargo 747-400 golden fuselage - released with two different registrations (N415MC and N408MC)